Prof. Dr. Kurosch Thuro

Chair of Engineering Geology
Rock Mechanics, Tunneling, Landslide

Contact / Personal website

Apl. Prof. Dr. sc. nat. H. Albert Gilg

Senior Research Fellow
Mineral Raw Material, Geochemistry, Archaeometry
Microthermometry and Raman spectroscopy

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Research Staff

Dr. rer. nat. Gerhard Lehrberger

Academic Director
Natural Stones, cultural geology, industrial minerals
IT administrator, academic advisor for master's program

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Dr. rer. nat. Bernhard Lempe

Academic advisor
Academic advisor for bachelor's program
Quaternary and engineering geology
AGAQ Research Group
Director of Unconsolidated Rock Laboratory, administrator of safety

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Rosemary Marin-Loebard

Team assistant


Research Assistants and Project Associates

Tamara Breuninger, M.Sc.

Research Associate
Project associate of Inform@Risk
Contact person for GPS/Fieldwork equipment rental

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Catharina Drexl, M.Sc.

Research Associate / PhD student
Project associate of Geothermie-Allianz Bayern
Rock mechanics tests

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Moritz Gamperl, M.Sc.

Research Associate
Project Associate of Inform@Risk

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Dr. rer. nat. Katja Lokau

Research Associate
Engineering geology I & II
Aptitude procedures for master's program of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology 

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Justin Mattheis, M.Sc.

Research Associate / PhD student
Project Associate of Geothermie-Allianz Bayern
Rock mechanics testing 
Numerical simulation 

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Dr.-Ing. Bettina Menschik

Research Associate 
Simulation of rock slide and rock burst

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Dr. rer. nat. Marion Nickmann

Research Associate
Veränderlich feste Gesteine, Lockergesteine
Director of Rock Mechanics Testing Laboratory, Director of Soil Mechanics Laboratory 

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Margreta Sonnenwald, M.A.

Research Associate
Natural stones, restoration and conservation of nature stones 
Historical stonemasonry technology
Craft and art technology in source texts of 18th century

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External PhD Students

Dipl.-Ing. (Univ.) Majd Hatem

Nummerical modeling of Bergsturz in Goldau
with the application of 2D Universal Distinct Element Code UDEC


Klaus Keilig, M.Sc.

Development and testing of a geological and geotechnical based early warning system 
for a complicated landslide in Tiflis, Georgien 


Gabriel Lehmann, M.Sc.

Evaluation and optimization of the tunnel advance in hard rock 
through TBM with small diameter 


Tanja Sattler, M.Sc.

Investigation of geological-geotechnical influncing factors on the rock drillability 
and tool wear in the production of large-diameter drilled piles


Laboratories and workshops

Cordula Bode

Technician, preparator 
Thin section, polished section 
Responsibility: Thin Section Lab


Friedrich Ettl

Technician, technician of stonecutter
Thin section, polished section
Head of workshop and laboratory of preparation 


Adjunct Faculty

Dipl.-Geol. Markus Bauer

Ingenieurgeologische Schlüsselprobleme
E-Mail / Baugeologisches Büro Bauer

Dr. Hans Ettl

Diagnosis and restoration of damaged natural stone 
E-Mail / Labor Dr. Hans Ettl - Dr. Horst Schuh

Prof. Dr. jur. Bastian Fuchs, LL. M. (CWSL)

Specialized attorney for construction and architectural law 
E-Mail / TOPJUS Rechtsanwälte

Dr. jur. Manfred Mayer

Specialized attorney for construction and architectural law 
E-Mail / TOPJUS Rechtsanwälte

Dr.-Ing. Florian Menschik

Diagnosis and restoration of damaged natural stones 
E-Mail / Labor Dr. Hans Ettl - Dr. Horst Schuh

Dr. Marcus Scholz

Ingenieurgeologie in der Praxis
Ingenieurgeologische Schlüsselprobleme beim Bauen in Lockergesteinen
E-Mail / Ingenieurbüro Müller-Hereth

Dr. Albert Ulbig

Clay minerals in technical ceramics and construction 
E-Mail / Schlagmann Baustoffwerke

Dr.-Ing. Lisa Wilfing

E-Mail / Ingenieurbüro Boley Geotechnik

Retired Professors and Former Employees

Apl. Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Herbert Scholz

Senior academic councillor
Quartärgeologie, Molassegeologie

Prof. Dr. Günter Schuler

Ingenieurgeologische Aspekte in Bodenmechanik & Grundbau
Geotechnisches Büro

Prof. Dr. Georg Spaun

Baugeologie bei Großprojekten, Tunnelbau, Wasserkraftanlagen, Hangbewegungen
Ingenieurbüro Müller-Hereth

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Zacher

Tektonik der Nördlichen Kalkalpen

Dr. rer. nat. Michael Rieder

Geologie der Nördlichen Kalkalpen